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  • Statement On Unveiled “Health Care” Legislation Text
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today after Senate Republican leaders lifted the veil of secrecy on their draft “health care” legislation: “All legislation begins with goals. The goal of the Senate GOP bill unveiled today, like that of the House bill already passed, is not to improve health care, but rather to deliver a massive tax cut to the super-rich and eliminate health care for millions of Americans. Nearly 70 million Americans are enrolled in Medicaid today, a program which w... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision To End DAPA Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program: “Last night, following the tragic events in Alexandria, members of both parties gathered at the Congressional Baseball Game to put partisanship aside with a celebration of friendship and unity. Before the game had even finished, the Trump Administration shattered this spirit of good feelings by anno... Read more

  • Beyer: “Donald Trump is Looking to the Past on Cuba”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer, a member of the bipartisan Cuba Working Group in the House of Representatives, today condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to impose renewed restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba. “Donald Trump is looking to the past on Cuba,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “President Trump’s Cuba policy, which he contrived for political purposes in a back room with a few Members of Congress from Florida, is a rollback of the long overdue opening initiated by President Obama. President Trump i... Read more

  • Reps. Beyer, McSally Introduce Humane Cosmetics Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer today joined Arizona Representative Martha McSally today to introduce legislation to phase out and ultimately end the practice of testing the safety of cosmetics on animals in the United States. The Humane Cosmetics Act would prohibit selling or transporting any cosmetics in interstate commerce if any component of the final product was developed or manufactured using animal testing. “Congress should permanently end the painful and unnecessary process of testing cosmetics on animal... Read more

  • Beyer Leads 52 House Dems Telling White House: “Revoke Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer today sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn demanding that the White House revoke the security clearance of Jared Kushner, Senior Adviser and son-in-law of President Trump. “Jared Kushner’s actions are incompetent if not criminal, and he cannot be trusted,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “I filled out an SF-86 form to become a US Ambassador. Thousands of Americans complete it successfully and honestly every year to obtain clearances. Kushner’s story about ‘accidentally’ omitting m... Read more

  • House Democratic Leaders On Climate Reject Trump’s Decision To Retreat From US Leadership, Withdraw From Paris Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Reps. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA), co-chairs of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, today denounced the decision by the Trump White House to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. “Pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Change Accord is not leadership. It is an act of cowardice,” said Rep. Lowenthal (D-CA). “The Trump administration has a blatant disregard for the truth and is determined to turn the misleading claims and tired talking points of a handfu... Read more

  • Beyer: Trump’s Decision To Withdraw From Paris Agreement A “Self-Inflicted Wound On Our Allies’ Trust In American Leadership”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement in response to news that President Trump will soon announce his intention to exit the Paris Climate Agreement: “The Paris Climate Agreement negotiated by President Obama, leading global climate scientists, and other responsible world leaders represents our best opportunity to arrest the devastating effects of global climate change. Today’s news that Donald Trump intends to pull out of the global accord stands in stark contrast to overwhelming p... Read more

  • Reps. Maloney and Beyer Press New SEC Chairman to Act on Boardroom Diversity
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (VA-08) today sent a letter to newly-confirmed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton urging him to take action on women’s under-representation on America’s corporate boards. “For years, studies have demonstrated that companies benefit from diverse leadership, yet women still lag behind in board representation,” said Rep. Maloney. “Former Chair Mary Jo White started an important review during her tenure leadi... Read more

  • Beyer: CBO Score “Says In Clear Terms That 217 Republicans Voted To End The Guarantee Of Protections For Americans With Preexisting Conditions”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Beyer issued the following statement today in response to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s score of Trumpcare’s long term effects on the US health care system: “The nonpartisan CBO says in clear terms that 217 Republicans voted to end the guarantee of protections for Americans with preexisting conditions when they passed Trumpcare last month. The CBO score says that those 217 Republicans voted to send the individual market into a death spiral in much of the country. They voted ... Read more

  • Beyer Joins Reps. Carbajal and Esty to Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence, Empower Families
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    Rep. Beyer yesterday joined Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) in introducing the Gun Violence Restraining Order Act, a bill that clears the way for states to empower families and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to prevent future tragedies due to gun violence. “We need to give families and law enforcement officers the ability to temporarily block gun purchases to anyone currently in mental crisis,” said Rep. Beyer. “When a person is an i... Read more